A photo of a man with Nazi tattoos all over his body being treated by a military doctor has gone viral on social media, with claims that it shows a Ukrainian soldier being examined in Russian custody. An image of a man with Nazi tattoos all over his body being treated by a military doctor has gone viral on social media (Photo: India Today) Since the beginning of the invasion, pro-Russian handles on social media have been pointing fingers at the “neo-Nazi elements” in Ukrainian ranks to justify Putin’s decision to carry out “demilitarization” and “denazification” of Ukraine. Amid these allegations, the image of a man with Nazi tattoos across his body being treated by a military doctor has gone viral. Several netizens claimed it was a captured Ukrainian soldier being examined in Russian custody. “Donetsk, a Ukrainian POW’s medical examination. There is no Nazi in Ukraine, they said…,” a user who tweeted the photo wrote. The India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found these claims to be misleading. This image, shot in 2005, shows a Belarusian prison doctor examining a convict. It is unrelated to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. AFWA Probe A reverse search of the viral image took us to the website of stock photography website Getty Images. It said the photo was taken on June 22, 2005 at a prison in Mogilyev, Belarus. “A Belarus prison doctor examines a prisoner covered with Nazi tattoos at the 15th prison in the town of Mogilyev, some 200 km from Minsk,” the caption read. It said a large number of prisoners were pardoned and released “according to the amnesty granted for the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII.”

via indiatoday: Fact Check: 17-year-old image of Belarusian prisoner shared as that of ‘Nazi’ Ukrainian soldier

anm dokmz: Das Originalbild von 2005 bei GettyImages

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